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Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences
School of Medical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia
ISSN: 1394-195X
Vol. 22, No. 1, 2015, pp. 70-73
Bioline Code: mj15009
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
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Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences, Vol. 22, No. 1, 2015, pp. 70-73

 en Huge Chest Wall Tumour Resection and Reconstruction using Titanium Mesh
AZAM, Mohammad Razi Adli & AMIN, Raja Mokhtar Raja

Abstract

Malignant chest wall tumour is rare. The presentation is usually aggressive that requires extensive resection to prevent recurrence. However, the extensive resection is to the expense of causing defect on the chest wall and hence, respiratory mechanics. Two cases of chest wall tumour are discussed including the surgical approach of radical tumour resection which was combined with placement of titanium mesh and Tranverse Rectus Abdominis Myocutaneus (TRAM) flap to cover the defect and preserve respiratory mechanical functions. The morbidity of using titanium mesh demonstrated in the case series were infection and injury to surrounding tissue due to its rigidity and large size which required its removal. However the formation of ‘pseudopleura’ made the thoracic cage return back as closed cavity even after the removal of the titanium mesh and allow normal respiratory functions.

Keywords
chest wall; tumour; reconstruction; titanium; mesh

 
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